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Monday, April 09, 2007

“Thank God You’re Here” premieres tonight

If you like improv comedy shows, then you may want to catch NBC’s new show Thank God You’re Here, premiering tonight at 9 p.m. EST.

Here’s the premise: Celebrity actors walk into a live comedy sketch, without a script. They must improvise their way through the skit to entertain us.

“Their only armor and motivation is an unforeseen and unexplained wardrobe change. The only thing the celebrity can count on, when walking into the scenario, is a desperate greeting from a fellow actor in the skit, proclaiming upon their arrival, ‘Thank God You're Here!’” according to the press release. Sound like fun.

The show host is David Alan Grier.

Some funny comedians and interesting guest stars are attached to this project, including Dave Foley, Kevin Nealon, Bill Bellamy, Wendie Malick, Tom Arnold, Fran Dresher, Fred Willard, Angela Kinsey, Jason Alexander and Jennifer Coolidge.

Word has it that Jerry Springer will make a surprise appearance in an upcoming episode.

The show will eventually settle in to a Wednesday 8 p.m. EST timeslot beginning April 18, but not before airing one more Monday, April 16 at 9 p.m. EST. (I know. I don’t get it either. I’ve given up trying to figure out NBC’s scheduling.)

I haven’t seen a screener of the show, so I can’t give you a review, but the publicity photos sure make me want to watch.


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